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1st annual wind harvest festival set for Sept. 7 & 8

By Staff | Aug 17, 2012

The 1st Annual Wind Harvest Festival has been set for Friday, Sept. 7 and Saturday, Sept. 8 in Rugby. This two-day, fun-filled festival is sponsored by the 2012 Pierce County Wind Harvest Festival committee, Rugby Chamber/CVB, and the Rugby Job Development Authority.

The committee has planned activities for people of all ages. The fun begins at 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7 with a Quilt Show at Hometown Quilting in downtown Rugby. The quilt show will be open for viewing from 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

A Strange Veggie Contest will be held at the Senior Citizens Center from 3:00-9:00 p.m. This is an opportunity to show others some of the odd vegetables nature creates.

Several activities will be held at the fairgrounds in Rugby. From 4-9 p.m. food vendors will be selling a variety of taste tempting treats. A Funky Junk Show will be held from 4:00-9:00 p.m. in the community center at the fairgrounds.

Friday evening will be capped off with the band Rhyme or Reason playing at the grandstand from 8:00 p.m. – Midnight. A beer garden will be provided by Crooks and 3rd St. Station.

On Saturday the festival begins with a breakfast from 7:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the fairgrounds. The breakfast is sponsored by the Rugby Firemen’s Auxiliary. A Farmers Market will be held at 8 a.m. – 11a.m. at the junction of highways #2 and #3. The Funky Junk Show will be on from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the community center at the fairgrounds. Vendor booths will be featured in the community center with food booths on the fairgrounds from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Also on the fairgrounds on Saturday will be Face Painting by Marie’s Blessings Relay for Life team from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Meanwhile downtown, the Quilt Show at Hometown Quilting will continue from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Strange Veggie Contest will be held for a second day at the Senior Center from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

A Classic Car Show will have vehicles on display downtown.

From 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., a kite decorating and flying contest will take place at the fairgrounds. Come and try this windy activity or just come and watch the kids having fun.

From 2:00-4:00 p.m., enjoy the sound of Old Time German/Norsky music provided by Lee Hagen at the Merchants Bank Park in downtown Rugby.

A Nickel Scramble for the kids is set for 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the fairgrounds

Come and enjoy time with friends and neighbors, shop, eat, play games, listen to music, check out the quilt show, the car show and the strange veggie contest in Rugby.

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